Do You Know How to Safely and Properly Process a Deer?


Thursday, December 15, 2011 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Madison County Cooperative Extension Service
230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond, KY
(859) 623-4072

Henry Hawkins, retired journeyman meat cutter and hunter, will demonstrate how to safely and properly process a deer using food safety guidelines (depending on availability of deer carcass.) He will discuss the importance of food safety and sanitation, in obtaining a healthy, quality product to serve your family.
Please call 623-4072 to pre-register by Monday, December 12th.

Vension, the Original Local, Free-Range Red Meat

KY Fish & Wildlife

FRANKFORT, Ky. – November is the month when most hunters “put up” their winter”s supply of venison.

A review of Telecheck records reveals that last deer season hunters bagged 80,516 deer in November, about 73 percent of the entire seasons harvest of 110,376 deer.

Venison as tablefare is unmatched. Its the original local, free-range red meat with fewer calories than beef or pork and less cholesterol than chicken.

The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory reports that a serving of three ounces of venison has 133 calories and only about seven grams of fat. This includes more than four grams of monounsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke if eaten in moderation, according to the American Heart Association.

Venison is a good source of protein as well as vitamins B12, B6, B3, B2 and Continue reading Vension, the Original Local, Free-Range Red Meat

Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011

Rufus Lee Whittemore

Rufus Lee Whittemore

RICHMOND — Rufus Lee Whittemore, age 82, died Friday, October 28, 2011, in St. Joseph Hospital of Lexington. He was a native of Madison County, born to the late James Madison “Matt” and Mallie Jones Whittemore. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He served during the Korean Conflict with the United States Army. Mr. Whittemore had worked as an insurance salesman, in the electrical supply business, and at Parker Seal for 22 years.

He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Dora Horn Whittemore of Berea; nieces and nephews, Woody Gabbard of Berea, Carolyn Cruse of Berea, Phyllis Gabbard of Berea, Carol Angel of Brookeville, Ohio, and Billy Jean Plummer of Knoxville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011

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Leonilla Mae David

Leonilla Mae David

Leonilla Mae David, affectionately known by many as “Mama Lee” passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Lee was a long time resident of Richmond, Kentucky and parishioner at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Born June 30th, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lee was the Daughter of William Fischer and Pearl Lesczynski. Mama Lee met the love of her life Korean War veteran, James David while working for the USO and supporting the Marine Corps. Inseparable for 57 years their beautiful marriage was a testimony of unconditional love and a self-less, tire-less commitment to family that served Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011 (continue 2)

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Irene G. Renfro

Irene G. Renfro

RICHMOND — Irene G. Renfro, 79, widow of Franklin J. Renfro, passed away October 25, 2011. Mrs. Renfro was born September 28, 1932, in Estill County, to Lee and Delitha Mae Fox Gordon. She was a member of Community Christian Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Hunt of Pikeville, Ky., and Barbara Ann Lainhart of Richmond; also her sister, Edith Worrell of Estill County; four grandchildren, Tracey Farmer-Winn, Stacey Lainhart, Paul Lainhart and Cheryl Lee Renfro; great-grandchildren, Brittany Farmer, Andre Lainhart, Cameron Lainhart, Catherine Lainhart, Destiny Lainhart and Lance Lainhart.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: two sons, Franklin Renfro, Jr., and Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011 (continued 3)

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Kimberly Joy Agee

Kimberly Agee

RICHMOND — Kimberly Joy Agee, 36, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, passed away October 25, 2011, after a short illness. Kimberly was born August 19, 1975, in Madison County to Donald Mason and Betty Reynolds Agee. She loved animals, especially her three cats and her special dog, Ricco.

Survivors include: her fiancé, Philip Heath; parents, Donald Mason Agee and Betty Agee; sister, Dana Beach (Eddie); and brother, Barry Agee; two very special nieces, Hillary Beach and Bridjet Agee, all of Richmond; parents of her fiancé, Bruce Heath, Scott and Peggy Carpenter; and Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011 (continued 4)

Temporary lane closure scheduled for Interstate 64 in Clark County


LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 28, 2011) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary lane closure is scheduled for Interstate 64 in Clark County. The closure is necessary for pavement repair work to be completed.

A portion of the left (fast) lane on I-64 at mile point 98 will close at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, October 28. This closure will remain in effect until approximately 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening, Saturday, October 29. Appropriate signage will be in place to guide the traveling public.

All work is scheduled on a tentative basis and is subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling near the work area.

Renfro Valley Wins Big at Traverse Awards!

Renfro Valley

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is very proud and excited to announce the winning of six prestigious KTIA (Kentucky Travel Industry Association) Traverse Awards. On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Traverse Awards Gala in Lexington, KY Renfro Valley’s CEO Vicki Kidd, Director of Marketing Craig Barnett and Group/Tour Sales Executive Chris Carosello were on hand to graciously accept the awards.
The Traverse Awards competition honors travel professionals for their talent, creativity and effectiveness in marketing. The competition is open to all KTIA members and Kentucky Hotel/Lodging members. Panels of industry experts, including marketing, public relations and Continue reading Renfro Valley Wins Big at Traverse Awards!

Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011

Garland Adkins

Garland E. Adkins

Garland E. Adkins, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was a Hamilton, Ohio, native born Jan. 7, 1926, son of the late William and Maudie Blair Adkins, U. S. Army veteran, retired General Motors employee, member of the Louisville Chapter American Legion, National Rifle Association, Life member North American Hunting Club, and attended Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. After retirement in 1981, Garland moved to Kentucky where he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Evans Adkins; 2 children, Red Adkins, Peggy Adkins; 1 step-son, Michael GIll; 2 sisters, Flossie, Dorothy; 2 Continue reading Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011

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William Harold Renfro

William Renfro

RICHMOND — William Harold Renfro, 54, of Rose Lane, Richmond, passed away Monday, October 17, 2011, in Saint Joseph Hospital Lexington. He was born in Madison County June 25, 1957, worked in residential construction and remodeling. William was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by: his parents, William Ralph and Florine Jones Renfro; one brother, Mike Renfro; and one niece, Tara Renfro, whom Harold loved like a daughter. He also leaves several aunts and uncles to mourn his passing.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Madison Continue reading Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011 (continued 1)

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Earl Rose

Earl Gene Rose

Earl Gene Rose, 75, of Dreyfus, passed away Thursday evening, October 13, 2011 at his home.

He was born February 4, 1936 at Dreyfus to the late Albert and Mattie Rose. Earl was a safe builder with Mosler Safe Company of Hamilton, Ohio before returning to Kentucky. He was a member of Pony Express Holiness Church of Berea.

Earl is survived by one son, Christopher (Sally) Lear and four daughters, Debbie Benge, Connie Rose, Jennifer George, Amanda Scott; one brother, Curtis Rose; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to Continue reading Obituaries October 17 to October 24, 2011 (continued 2)

New Emergency Alert Program to be Tested


The newly-launched Madison County Emergency Alert Program will be tested for the first time on the morning of October 26, 2011 as part of the annual federally graded community exercise of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP).
All Madison County residents with a land line telephone will receive a phone call as part of the test. Land line phones in Madison County are included in the E-9-1-1 database and will receive emergency messages from the Madison County Emergency Alert Program. Madison County residents who do not have a land line phone have the option to register their cell phone number or email with the Madison County Emergency Alert Program to receive the emergency messages from the program.
Madison County residents with cell phones who have already registered with the program will also receive a call.
The program provides emergency messages via phone calls, texts, and e-mail to those persons interested in Continue reading New Emergency Alert Program to be Tested

Richmond Police Report Oct. 17, 2011


Theft Arrest: On 10/14/2011, police charged Gary Gray, Jr., age 27, Mt. Rushmore Drive, for theft in connection with the misappropriation of money from Adventure Falls in the Lake Reba Recreational Complex.
In late August 2011, police initiated an investigation after an audit of Adventure Falls indicated that money was missing from the deposits made to the bank on behalf of the facility. Subsequent investigation determined that approximately $12,694.00 had been pilfered from the deposits between 04/12/2011 and 07/24/2011. Gray was identified as a suspect in the theft.
On 10/14/2011, following an interview at the police department, Detective Keith Daniel charged Gray for Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000.00 and Continue reading Richmond Police Report Oct. 17, 2011